Tag:Chuck Bresnahan
Posted on: May 18, 2011 1:03 pm

Hot Routes 5.18.11: Reaching the summit

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

  • According to the Believe in Heroes web site, Titans coach Jeff Fisher and the rest of his traveling party have reached the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Which is pretty awesome.
  • Former Washington Post columnist Tony Kornheiser and Colts owner Jim Irsay are in a bit of tiff.
  • Now, everybody in the Raiders organization becomes a salesman/saleswoman. And that means you, new defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan. (“So, how many season tickets can I put you down for, lady?”)
  • If you buy Jaguars season tickets, the franchise is willing to reward you for your faith. By giving you “Teal Deals” books with more than $3,000 worth of gift certificates for local businesses.

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Posted on: March 7, 2011 8:47 pm

Chuck Bresnahan named Raiders DC

Posted by Will Brinson

The search is (finally?) over -- the Oakland Raiders announced on Monday night that they Chuck Bresnehan will be the team's new defensive coordinator.

Bresnehan isn't exactly a new face in the Bay Area, however, as he's actually been with the team for nearly a month, under the presumptive title of linebackers coach (following the promotion of Greg Biekert), though many believed he might eventually become the DC.

"This is an incredible opportunity for me to come back to the Raiders and work again where we had so many great years," Bresnahan said. "It's so exciting to be reunited with Hue Jackson because of the passion and energy that he brings. I'm also thrilled to be a part of this talented staff, many of whom I’ve shared previous success with."

Additionally, Bresnehan previously served as the Raiders defensive backs' coach before being promoted to the same position he'll now hold (again) from 2000-2003. During that time, the Raiders won three AFC West titles and made it to the Super Bowl, before former Raiders coach Jon Gruden and Tampa Bay Buccaneers knocked them into a 10-year span of irrelevancy with a vicious title-game beatdown.

"The fact that I’ve had the chance to be in defensive meetings with Chuck and watch him lead the defensive staff made it an easy decision to name him our defensive coordinator," Raiders coach Hue Jackson said. "I am impressed with his passion, attention to detail and energy. This staff gives us the opportunity to have one of the top defenses in the NFL."

That remains to be seen, of course, and because Bresnehan is a retread and not necessarily a fan-favorite hire, if Oakland struggles early, he'll be quickly introduced (again) to the nasty spotlight that is the Black Hole.

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